Label : Snowboy Records
The strongest album in years from the mighty Snowboy – a set that firmly returns him to his Latin roots, but with a sound that's even better than before! The approach is perfect – loads of strong congas and percussion from the leader, and a wickedly jazzy lineup that do way more than just rehash classic lines – and instead allow Snowboy to dig deep into all the funk, soul, and jazz influences he's explored over the years – borrowing their best bets to fold right back into a core Latin groove! The record features superb bass from Nico Gomez, great Hammond and Fender Rhodes from Neil Angilley, and searing work from Pete Wareham on tenor and baritone sax. House legend Marc Evans does an incredible job on vocals for the title cut "New York Afternoon" – a wicked reworking of the Richie Cole classic – and Jen Kearney sings on the tracks "Better" and "Oxen Free".
Snowboy & The Latin Section - The Triple Bluff
By Electric Looser